Invest in Relationships That Build Your Business.
AD independent distributors have been chosen for their commitment to growing their company, collaboration with their fellow AD members, and strong support of supplier partners. Our members actively reinforce our suppliers’ value proposition with each other through word of mouth referrals. You can consider your AD independent distributors a true extension of your sales team.
The advantages of working with independents like AD are that they take the best of both worlds. They have that expert knowledge of the local market, and many times a long history as a family business. At the same time, they have the national resources of AD. They get together and discuss national issues and best practices. It's a great combination of local knowledge, history and national resources.Supplier Partner since 2012
The AD independents are a strong part of our growth strategy and are most well known for being flexible in the market. We've been able to utilize their strong local market presence to work with our local agents to establish rapport in the commercial and industrial market, especially with the local contractors.Supplier Partner since 2004
I really enjoy working with independents because they tend to have a really entrepreneurial, nimble attitude toward the market. They've got a lot more flexibility built in – most of them have family businesses or businesses that they've built from the ground up, so there's a different level of commitment and ownership related to the ideas and the efforts that they're making.Supplier Partner since 2010
High Membership Standards
When you work with an AD member, you can rest assured that they have been vigorously vetted for financial stability and a strong desire to grow their business with the best. They are most often the market leaders, and once they join AD they are placed in a formal Network where they share best practices with top-tier distributors across North America.
Local Service and Support
AD members are locally owned and operated and have strong relationships with several of your most important local end-users, built upon their commitment to providing a high level of personalized service. AD supplier partners aren’t obligated to sell every AD member, but we encourage them to look at each one with an open and objective mind.